Key Stage 1


Yellow Class and Blue Class

Key Stage 1 pupils are aged 4 to 7. We focus on a curriculum that enables our pupils to learn through play.

  • We pride ourselves on our friendly, caring environment in which children feel secure both physically and emotionally and where they are encouraged to be confident, independent learners.
  • We deliver a rich and varied curriculum which encourages independence and motivates and challenges children to fulfil their potential.
  • We provide a happy, safe, stimulating and interesting environment inside and outside that supports children’s development in all areas.
  • Parent Partnership – We work in partnership with parents and carers to support your child’s development and enable you to feel fully involved in your child’s learning / next steps. All parents are invited to Education, Health and Care Plan reviews and we hold a parents’ evening in the year. We report progress towards EHCP outcomes throughout the year using learning outcome grids.
  • Outside agencies – We work very closely with other agencies, such as Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists to ensure that every child is fully supported in all areas of their development.
  • Inclusion – We offer an inclusive KS1, where children are encouraged and supported to play alongside their peers in Orchard Meadow foundation and KS1 classes.
  • Learning Activities – We engage in sensory stories, singing, music and a wide range of sensory play activities.
  • We go to forest school once a week, where we play sit around the campfire and cook, as well as discovering the natural world around us.
  • We are all offered swimming with one to one support.
  • We learn about healthy eating, what to choose and we have regular cooking sessions to learn how to cook it. Some of our ingredients are grown in our outdoor area where each class has a raised bed.
  • We have daily English, Maths and Nurturing sessions.
  • We do Zumba every day in the classroom to get ready to learn.
  • Outdoor Play – We have a large outdoor play area where children can explore a range of physical, sensory and role-play activities. We share this with our Early Years Foundation Stage.These include a climbing frame, large sand pit, play house and Teepee.
  • Wider community – We regularly join in events in the local community, including visits to the local park, nature reserve and the library.